Record:   Prev Next
Author Bowlby, Paul W. R
Title Religious Studies in Atlantic Canada : A State-of-the-Art Review
Imprint Waterloo, ON : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2001
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (223 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Study of Religion in Canada Ser. ; v.6
Study of Religion in Canada Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Tables -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Religious Roots of the Universities in the Atlantic Provinces -- 3 Departments and Degree Programs in Religious Studies -- 4 The Curriculum in Religious Studies -- 5 Faculty in Religious Studies -- 6 Conclusion -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3 -- Appendix 4 -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- N -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
What is "Religious Studies" and what is its future in Atlantic Canada? How have universities founded by Roman Catholic and Protestant denominations, and public universities, differed as they approached the study of religious life and traditions? Religious Studies in Atlantic Canada surveys the history and place of the study of religion within Canadian universities. Following a historical introduction to the public and denominationally founded universities in the Atlantic region, the book situates the departments of religious studies in relation to the distinctive characteristics of the various universities in the region, focusing on curriculum, research and teaching. Bowlby examines the current strengths of the religious studies departments in Atlantic Canada, and where those departments are fragile, i.e., where departments have thrived because of careful long-term planning, as well as where crises of retirements have radically affected the size and strength of departments. In conclusion Bowlby suggests strategies for future survival and growth in the field of religious studies. Religious Studies in Atlantic Canada is the last of a six-part series on the state of the art of religious studies in Canada, a unique account of the regional differences in the development of religious studies in Canada. Written for anyone interested in the teaching of religion as well as the specialist, the book provides an introduction and an overview of religious studies curricula, faculty research, and teaching areas at the region's universities
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bowlby, Paul W. R. Religious Studies in Atlantic Canada : A State-of-the-Art Review Waterloo, ON : Wilfrid Laurier University Press,c2001 9780889203617
Subject Religion -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Atlantic Provinces.;Theology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Atlantic Provinces
Electronic books
Alt Author Faulkner, Tom
Record:   Prev Next